Saturday, February 21, 2009

Post Practice

by Anne

James will be posting with his insightful thoughts later but I thought I'd offer my far less interesting observations about practice.

We were late because of an accident on the 33 that completely stopped traffic heading downtown. We actually had to drive backwards up the 33 west (with police direction, we're not those kind of people, lol) and merge onto the 33 east.

Practice wasn't very long and clearly not mandatory as Lindy was not there.

Also not practicing were Tim Connolly, Drew Stafford, Derek Roy, Adam Mair and Toni Lydman.

At one point as Miller was headed towards the bench for a drink, Paul Gaustad apparently decided he needed to work harder for it and threw a few bottles at him. A gatorade bottle ended up on the ice and Petey decided to shoot the bottle at Miller. Children (and I) were delighted.

After the rest of the team had left, Petey, Max, Patches and Teppo were practicing with Lalime. I didn't understand why Teppo was staying after but then John Vogl wrote that Teppo would be sitting this one out. Max and Petey were playing a little two on two against Patches and Teppo. At one point, extremely proud of some move they had completed and scored, Max and Petey gave out a huge cheer and celebrated their goal very enthusiastically. They received a smattering of applause from the fans that were still there. At one point Jm Corsi let the puck cross the blue line and out of the zone and Petey got extremely "exasperated" and went "JIMMY!"

Tallinder seemed at ease out there today, didn't seem to be in any kind of discomfort while he was skating and shooting. We were siting on the side of the ice in which the defensemen were shooting at Miller. Let me just say it did not instill a lot of confidence in me for our defensemen's "scoring touch"

Jom Schoenfeld walked past us through the seats. I didn't recognize him but my Mom did. He said hi to us all as he passed.

I have a feeling I'll be taking a nap today before the game. I was up at 8:00. I never get up that early on Saturdays.

I'm not sure about tonight's game. We're 2-0 on the season against the Rangers but I'm not sure about tonight. The Rangers are in a downward spiral. They won their last game but their last game was against the Islanders... that's really not saying much.

Puck drop at 7:00. Woo!

3 comments:

  1. hahaha when I get to go to a practice Peters is usually my favorite part.

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  2. At one point as Miller was headed towards the bench for a drink, Paul Gaustad apparently decided he needed to work harder for it and threw a few bottles at him. A gatorade bottle ended up on the ice and Petey decided to shoot the bottle at Miller. Children (and I) were delighted.


    I can't even imagine how excited this made you. I bet you are still smiling.

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  3. Haha I was also there. Did anyone happen to get a picture of the goal celebration or video?

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